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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)

Species Code: RESA

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= Core Habitat
= Marginal Habitat

Breeding Range Map
The green area shows the predicted habitats for breeding only. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA), other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project. Habitats used during non-breeding months and migratory rest-stops were not mapped.

Metadata (Data about data or how the map was made)

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Other maps & Information:
  • Breeding Bird Atlas
  • NatureMapping observations
    during breeding season
  • NatureMapping observations
    throughout the year

This kinglet is common in closed-canopy, moist coniferous forests throughout the state. In eastern Washington, it occurs in most coniferous forest stands, even small fragmented stands.

Core zones of this kinglet were all those above the Ponderosa Pine and Oak zones and below the Permanent Ice/Snow zone. The Ponderosa Pine zone was peripheral. In core zones, conifer and mixed forests were good habitats; hardwood forests, fresh water/wetlands, low-density development were adequate. The Ponderosa Pine zone was treated similarly, but open forests were excluded.

The Golden-crowned Kinglet is one of the ubiquitous species of coniferous forests in western Washington. In eastern Washington, it is less common (though still quite common) in the high, drier forests, where Ruby-crowned Kinglets are abundant. Records from the steppe zones are undoubtedly migrants.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester